Obamacare website 500 million dollar Failure

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    What the Obamacare Website Failure Teaches Us About Crony Capitalism | Acton PowerBlog

    As everyone from political pundits to late-night talk show hosts have pointed out, HealthCare.gov, the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), went live a couple of weeks ago — and was a complete failure.

    A very, very expensive failure.

    Andrew Couts points out that taxpayers “seem to have forked up more than $500 million of the federal purse to build the digital equivalent of a rock.”
    Why did the government spend a half-billion on the equivalent of a 404-page? Because of crony capitalism. Mike Masnick lists the political cronies who were hired to build the site despite having a “long history of screwed up giant IT projects”:

    We are in deep shit and the ship is sinking....:eusa_shifty:
     
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    Just remember that the web site is not the health care system.

    It would be a mistake to hang your hat on this temporary failure and declare the whole thing a failure. Go too far with that, and any success the health care system itself has afterward will look much better by comparison.

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    Wasted breath, Mac. These people have so much invested in trying to believe that anything that the President does is a failure that they simply cannot recognize when they are making fools of themselves. We have seen that twice now. First, in 2012, when they insisted right up to the afternoon of 6Nov12 that Romney was going to win in a landslide, and in the government shutdown when they insisted the American public supported that move, clear up to the point where Wall Street, Main Street, and even those in the back alley, were telling them if they caused a default, they were dead meet. This bunch is incapable of learning from past errors.
     
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    I agree with that. While the computer glitches are indeed hugely embarrassing for Obama, and heads should roll, at some point however the system will be fixed, the focus then will be on the law itself.
     
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    anything with that MF'ers name on it is a total failure and disaster :up:

    after reading this mornings news i noticed a war like attitude within our ranks, locally and across this once great land, anyone else notice how we as a country is becoming more war like ?? internally ?? :up:
     
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    It's EGG ON THE GOVERNMENT'S FACE, for sure.
     
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    1/2 billion dollars spent on a website:clap2::clap2::clap2:............
     
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    The website was developed by the same Canadian company that the Canadian government fired for screwing up their healthcare website.

    Wonder who in obozo's admin got the kickbacks from that contract :confused:
     
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    More like a corrupt Government -1/2 billion dollars to Obama 's buddies.......:eusa_clap:
     
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